The Blackstone Group L.P. (Blackstone) is a manager of private capital and provider of financial advisory services. It operates in five segments: Private Equity, Real Estate, Hedge Fund Solutions, Credit Businesses, and Financial Advisory. In February 2013, it announced that a private equity fund managed by Blackstone acquired a controlling interest in two Maldives-based seaplane operators - Maldivian Air Taxi (MAT) and Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA). In August 2013, Blackstone Group LP and Credit Suisse announced that Blackstone closed on its acquisition of Strategic Partners from Credit Suisse. In September 2013, Blackstone Group LP acquired ThoughtFocus Technologies LLC. Effective October 3, 2013, Blackstone Group LP acquired Multi Corporation BV. Effective October 23, 2013, Blackstone Group LP acquired a 40% stake in Eletson Gas LLC. Effective October 28, 2013, Blackstone Group LP acquired Asclepius Group Ltd.